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Restaurants in Washington

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Washington restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Washington restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Washington to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Washington restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Washington.

  • 21 Commerce

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • 26 Brix

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • 42nd St. Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • 727 Pine

  • All City Coffee

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    An eclectic crowd of creative-class types, artists, and aerospace-industry employees from a nearby firm, come to feed their caffeine fix at Seth Le... More
  • Amici's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Straightforward but satisfying Italian-inflected Pacific Northwest dishes are paired with Washington wines at this riverside venue. More
  • Andreas Keller German Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Join the perpetual Oktoberfest with traditional schnitzel, bratwurst, and goulash. More
  • Aqua By El Gaucho

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Formerly known as Waterfront Seafood Grill, this Pier 70 institution offers killer views of Lake Elliott, in a modern, light-filled dining room. Gl... More
  • Ark Restaurant

  • Arrowleaf Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In a cute white house, Arrowleaf Bistro serves up simple dishes using local game and produce (try the homemade apple-and-herb-stuffed quail). More
  • Art

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    ART Restaurant and Lounge, situated within the Four Seasons Hotel, provides diners with dramatic views of Elliott Bay through floor to ceiling wind... More
  • Attic Lounge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Locals and hotel guests (two and four-legged) alike frequent this casual hideaway at Salish Lodge and Spa for its warm ambiance and Pacific Northwe... More
  • Backstage Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Barking Frog

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The attached restaurant of the Willows Lodge carries wines from nearly all the best local produces. Lunch includes light seafood dishes like hazeln... More
  • Bay Cafe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Catch the sunset at the waterfront restaurant, which serves simply prepared seafood and grass-fed beef. (If you don’t mind dining at 5:30, there’s ... More

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